Online shopping has been getting more popular each day. For one, it can provide convenience, especially for those who are extremely busy and have plenty of things to do that they can’t visit physical stores to shop. It also allows consumers to choose and narrow down their options with ease. But with its benefits, it also comes with a few drawbacks that you need to be prepared for.
Shopping for clothes online, for instance, can be tricky, particularly when it comes to finding the perfect fit. And if you’re getting it from a new brand, it might be more challenging to identify if their clothing would fit you flawlessly. While there are plenty of great designs you can see and choose from fashion boutiques, such as at Venom Emilio, it’ll still be best if you could ensure that it’ll hug your body just right.
That said, below are some ways to get the perfect fit when shopping for clothes online:
- Measure Your Body
Perhaps, one of the best and most straightforward ways to guarantee that you’ll be purchasing the best-fitting clothes is by knowing your body measurements. Doing so could give you specific information about what to look for, as it can guide you to which style would best fit your body.
Ideally, it would be best to take and write down your measurements on the day you’ll be shopping for clothes online to have your information up to date. You can begin by measuring your shoulders, bust, waist, and hip sizes. Knowing these numbers can help give you an idea of which size would be the best option for your body. Moreover, if you’re looking for a dress, you should also check your ideal length and see if the dress you’re looking for won’t be too long or short for your height.
- Measure Your Existing Clothes
If you’re still confused about which size you want to go for, or perhaps, you’re not comfortable with a hugging shirt, you might want to consider checking out and measuring your existing clothes. Doing so can give you a basis for your measurements and which size would go perfectly for you.
Similar to measuring your body, measure your clothes’ shoulder, bust, waist, and hip sizes as well. Furthermore, to help you find the best size, you might want to measure plenty of your favorite clothes, compare which one you think is closer to the piece you’re eyeing, and make your measurements accordingly. You could even try them first to see if you’re still happy with their size.
And from there, you can base your decision on getting the same size or something with a few centimeters difference.
- See The Size Chart
Checking the website’s size chart would also be another way to ensure you purchase the best-fitting clothes. This is essential as online stores and boutiques don’t generally have the same sizing standards. For instance, while you might be confident that you’ve always been a medium, some shops might offer a different sizing variation. Their numbers might be far from standard, making you receive an odd-fitting dress.
With that in mind, the first thing you would want to do is check the size chart of every piece you’re purchasing. It may be best not to settle for the standard sizes alone. Instead, look at the actual numbers. If they don’t have it on their website, you can always ask the customer support team, and they should be able to give you an accurate measurement for each piece.
Bonus Tip: Check The Return Policy
Sometimes, no matter how meticulous you are on your sizing, it might still feel different once you put it in your body. It could be that the fabric isn’t stretchable enough, or there’s no wiggle room for you to breathe in, even if you purchased the exact size of your clothes.
With that, consider checking the website’s return policy before shopping online for any clothing to see if your purchase is eligible for replacement or refund, should the need for one. Note that some stores don’t offer one, especially if they already have a size chart on their website. And so, it would be best if you could look for a shop that offers a flexible return or refund policy so you don’t waste your money on an article of clothing you cannot use.
Getting the perfect clothing fit when shopping online can be tricky since you won’t get to see the actual product right on your hands. But checking the measurements of your body and existing clothes and using the size chart as a guide can be a start to help you ensure you purchase the perfect fitting clothes.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.